South Carolina adds athletic Georgia receiver to 2023 recruiting class

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South Carolina landed a second pass-catcher for its 2023 class on Sunday.

Three-star receiver CJ Adams announced his commitment to USC over offers from Maryland, Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Virginia and Virginia Tech, among others.

He’s rated the No. 784 player and No. 105 receiver in the 2023 class, per the 247Sports Composite.

Adams primarily played quarterback until his junior season, when he transitioned to receiver. In his first year out wide, he finished the campaign with a team-high 936 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 54 catches. Adams also added another 133 yards and four more scores on the ground.

The Georgia native was on an official visit in Columbia over the weekend after visiting Maryland on June 22. He also visited for South Carolina’s spring game in April.

“Coach (Justin) Stepp and coach Beamer are saying they are excited to see me, so I’m really enthusiastic as far as going down there and seeing what the campus and stuff are like,” Adams said ahead of his visit. “Coach Stepp feels my physicality and my ability to be an athlete and play all over is very good.”

South Carolina previously added four-star athlete Kelton Henderson (Florida) to its 2023 class. Henderson is expected to play receiver at the next level.

USC currently has commitments from five different states and Washington, D.C.. Adams is the third player from Georgia to pledge to the Gamecocks in a class that also includes Peach State products three-star offensive lineman Trovon Baugh and three-star safety Jalon Kilgore also hail from Peach State.

Gamecocks 2023 commitments

  • OL Trovon Baugh, Pace Academy (Ga.)

  • OL Isaiah Jatta, Snow College (Utah)

  • WR Kelton Henderson, Lehigh Acres (Fla.)

  • WR CJ Adams, Pebblebrook (Ga.)

  • TE Connor Cox, The Bolles School (Fla.)

  • ATH Kamron Sandlin, Anniston (Ala.)

  • ATH Judge Collier, Legion Collegiate, Rock Hill

  • S Jalon Kilgore, Putnam County (Ga.)

  • S Zahbari Sandy, St John’s, Washington (DC)

  • S Cam Upshaw, Taylor County (Fla.)